Live recording of my visual music performance at SUBversive 3, a show at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2) of UC San Diego.
Shot by Alex Matthews, CALIT2.
The Visual Music Project consists of a custom software patch that I created that enables users to use MIDI-based hardware and software to control and manipulate video clips. Put simply, it allows you to play video clips like a musical instrument. In this video, pre-composed musical triggers are played to three separate computers to trigger the video clips (and their accompanying sound) in time with vocals (provided by Rich Boy) and live sound FX performed by myself.
This particular song, entitled "Brilliant Machines," is composed of video clips that are thematically centered around machines and vehicles. One of the goals with this piece was to unpack the different working parts of a car, from the gearshift to the individual pistons, allowing the audience to appreciate the true brilliance behind everyday objects.
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